Istanbul is ready to witness the 16th race of the Formula 1 World Championship, the Turkish GP 2021, which is going to take place today, October 10 in the Istanbul Park Circuit. The race will come back to the championship after being cancelled last year due to Covid-19.
While Lewis Hamilton was the fattest during the qualifying on Saturday, he will start the race in the 11th position after a power-unit change. So, his teammate Valtteri Bottas is going to start first, followed by Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
Right now, anything can happen in the Driver’s Championship with only two points separating Verstappen and Hamilton, who is at the top right now. With this scenario, everything’s set for a thrilling race today.
2021 Russian Grand Prix: Starting Grid
1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
4. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
5. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
6. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
7. Lando Norris (McLaren)
8 Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
9 Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
10. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
11. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
12. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
13. George Russell (Williams)
14. Mick Schumacher (Haas)
15. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
16. Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
17. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
18. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
19. Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
20. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
2021 Turkish Grand Prix: Date
The Turkish Grand Prix Race will take place today, October 10, 2021, at Istanbul Park Circuit in Istanbul, Turkey. The race takes place over 58 laps of the 5.338-kilometre.
2021 Turkish Grand Prix: Time by State
ET: 9:00 AM
CT: 8:00 AM
MT: 7:00 AM
PT: 6:00 AM
TV Channel in the US to watch 2021 Turkish Grand Prix
The 16th race of the Formula One World Championship 2021 Turkish Grand Prix will be broadcasted in the United States by ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
2021 Russian Grand Prix: Storylines
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest pilot on Saturday leading all the way through Q3, when he made an ultimate effort of 1m22.868s, a new track record at Istanbul Park. The British was the last one to win in Istanbul, in 2019, and he wants to repeat again to not have surprises in the championship.
However, things are going to be a bit difficult tomorrow, with Verstappen also delivering good times in the qualifying. Starting from the back of the grid will be Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, who was assessed a penalty for a power unit change heading into the weekend.
2021 Turkish Grand Prix: Predictions and odds
Oddsmakers have made their predictions for today's race and Max Verstappen is the favorite. FanDuel has given odds of +120 to Verstappen, while Valtteri Bottas has odds of +195 and Lewis Hamilton has odds of +330. Here, check out all the odds:
*Odds by FanDuel